Local Area Attractions Near Fancy Gap / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Journey
HIKING: Devil’s Den Nature Preserve (1.9 miles), Cumberland Knob - Gully Creek Trailhead (18.3 miles), New River Trail State Park (21.4 miles), Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve (26.7 miles), Crystal Springs Recreation Area (39.6 miles), Hanging Rock State Park (44.0 miles), Fairy Stone State Park (45.0 miles), Claytor Lake State Park (47.0 miles)
FISHING: Mirror Lake (on-site, no permit required), Lovill’s Creek Lake (8.4 miles), Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area (8.7 miles), Talbott Reservoir (29.1 miles), Duncan Carp Lake (41.7 miles), Fairy Stone Lake (43.5 miles), Claytor Lake (54.7 miles)
ATTRACTIONS: Blue Ridge Parkway (0.7 miles), Sidna Allen House (2.3 miles), Hale Wilkinson Carter Home (8.5 miles), Blue Ridge Music Center (14.0 miles), Andy Griffith Museum (14.5 miles), High Country Lights (17.4 miles), Jeff Matthews Museum (17.8 miles), Fort Chiswell Animal Park (26.3 miles)
WINERIES: Round Peak Vineyards (17.6 miles), Blacksnake Meadery (18.1 miles), Iron Heart Winery (22.6 miles), West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery (22.8 miles), Chateau Morrisette Winery (25.6 miles), Villa Appalachia Winery (26.3 miles)
Blue Ridge Parkway
North and South Bound entrance to the Parkway is less then a 1/4 mile from the campground. Very handy for visitors and travelers of the Parkway.
Mayberry RFD icon Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Mount Airy's Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to Mayberry RFD and Andy Griffith, visitors find that Mount Airy, North Carolina is a great jumping off point for exploring the Yadkin Valley wine region, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, the stunning pinnacle of Pilot Mountain, or the twangy sound of bluegrass and old-time music. Whatever your passion, we invite you to step back to a simpler time when you visit Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina—affectionately known as Mayberry RFD.
200 North Main Street
Mountt Airy, NC 27030
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail's gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horseback. The park's Foster Falls area offers guided horseback trips; canoe and bike rentals; boat launches; gift shops; and a horse arena. Fishing is popular, and primitive campsites dot the trail. There are access points to the trail at Allisonia, Chestnut Yard, Cliffview, Dannelly Park (near Galax), Draper, Dora Junction (near Pulaski), Foster Falls, Fries, Galax, Gambetta, Hiwassee and Ivanhoe. Horse trailer parking is available at Allisonia, Austinville, Cliffview, Dora Junction, Draper, Fries, Ivanhoe and the Mark E. Hufeisen Horse Complex.
116 Orphanage Dr
Max Meadows, VA 24360
Maybry Mill Mile Post 176.1
When Edwin Boston Mabry (1867-1936) built his water powered mill in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, he had no way of knowing it would become one of the most photographed places in the United States. The mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 176.1, draws several hundred thousand visitors each year. The gristmill and sawmill have been restored by park naturalists so visitors might see live exhibits, a real mill, and a working miller to demonstrate the milling process. The grounds of the mill include other interpretive media all designed to tell about mountain industry.